Pierce College

We are happy to welcome two new librarians to our department.

LisaValdezLisa Valdez is one of two newly appointed librarians at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA.  Lisa will serve mainly as an Outreach Librarian on and off campus, as well as around the community.  Lisa graduated from UCLA with masters in Information and Library Science and received her undergrad in Anthropology.  Lisa’s objective as a librarian is to make the most basic information and resources accessible to underserved students.  She is dedicated to education and developing life-long learning skills within the communities in which she lives and works.  Lisa is married with 2 children in college.  See loves to roller-skate, line dance, travel, and read in her garden.

MarioMaciasMario Macías hails from Guadalajara, México. He emigrated to East Los Angeles when he was ten years old. He attended Grinnell College thanks to the Posse Foundation Scholarship as a Los Angeles Posse Scholar. Mario then went on to complete the master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Washington. During his two years in the Pacific Northwest, he worked as a reference assistant at both Seattle Central College and North Seattle College. Returning to California, Mario served as a reference and instruction librarian at Cal State Northridge. His professional interests include information literacy, instructional design, educational technology, and critical pedagogy, among others.